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being Black in America with Angela Rye

After months of protesting, petitions and legislation passed in the fight towards racial equality in the United States, Will Smith joins political commentator and friend Angela Rye to talk about the policing and bias in America.

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Paper Magazine Cover for Colin Kaepernick

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ESPN films, a unit of Disney, and Colin Kaepernick's production company Ra Vision are making a documentary series about race, social injustice and the fight for equality. The show will also include the various works of directors and producers of color.

Media outlets & Colin

Netflix and Twitter have gotten involved in former football quarterback Colin Kaepernick's fight for racial equality. Netflix is making the series Colin In Black or White with When They See Us director Ava DuVernay, Twitter donated $3 million to his foundation, and now, Disney and ESPN are making a docuseries on his life. The series will air on Hulu, Pixar, Walt Disney TV, ESPN and The Undefeated, which is an ESPN site that focuses on race in sports.

What we can expect:

The series will be produced by journalist Jemele Hill, who has worked for ESPN and The Undefeated in the past. In a prepared statement, Kaepernick announced,

"I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives."

The project will highlight the intersectionality of race and sports, discuss the impact of recent and past police brutality and will showcase how media can impact the public.

Mahershala Ali as Jack Johnson in "The Great Hope"

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Unruly tells the story of the first Black heavyweight boxing champion in the world, Jack Johnson, and his journey to success. The series will show viewers how he paved the way for Black resistance and the racial equality movement.

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Viola Davis' full interview with Tina Brown at the Women in the World Los Angeles Salon

A 2018 speech made by Viola Davis about the plights of women of color in Hollywood has resurfaced and gone viral amid the Black Lives Matter movement conversations about diversity and representation on screen.

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